Clarke returns to Flyers front office

Dec. 4, 2006 at 1:35 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bob Clarke, who resigned as the team's general manager in October, has rejoined the NHL Philadelphia Flyers as a senior vice president.

Clarke, 57, is expected to handle various aspects of the Flyer's player development program.

"Bob's experience as a player and general manager over the last 37 years is invaluable," said Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren, who took over when Clarke resigned. "This is a way to keep Clarkie involved in the organization and utilize the knowledge that he has gained over the years. He is a tremendous resource that we can call upon. We should take advantage of that and Bob is certainly willing to help out the organization any way that he can."

Clarke stepped down as general manager on Oct. 22 when the team was off to a 1-6-1 start. He was in his 19th season as the Philadelphia general manager. He was the Flyers' all-time leading scoring in with 1,210 points (358 goals and 852 assists) in 1,144 games over 15 seasons.

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